City Colleges of Chicago continues to expand student supports on its way to eliminating equity gaps and advancing its vision as Chicago’s most accessible higher engine of socioeconomic mobility and racial equity. With the vital importance of raising the resources necessary to do so, Veronica Herrero, former City Colleges Chief of Strategy and Staff, has taken on the expanded role of Executive Vice Chancellor – Chief Institutional Advancement Officer and Chief of Staff. This will include serving as President of the City Colleges of Chicago Foundation.

Veronica will lead an expanded portfolio, including private and public fundraising, government and community relations, districtwide marketing and communications and critical organizational units focused on two key levers of the strategic plan—institutional excellence and equity.

Veronica has dedicated the last decade to the advancement and well-being of City Colleges of Chicago students. As Chief Program Officer for One-Million Degrees she excelled in building a highly effective model we are now poised to grow across the district to better our student outcomes and further transform our students lives. As Chief of Strategy and Staff, Veronica has been and will continue to be the caretaker of the strategic plan and facilitator of relationships with local, regional, and national partners in the public, non-profit, and private sectors in support of CCC’s vision. She has a keen eye for building systems and raising new public and private resources, and in her work thus far, has already developed a grants management operation to strengthen City Colleges’ capacity to raise and efficiently manage public grants, among other efforts.